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THE CHOIR INVISIBLE.

by Allen, James Lane

Condition: Very Good


The Macmillan Company, New York., 1905. pp. 361. 12mo. 180mm. Publisher's full dark beige cloth binding stamped in white and gilt. Cover decorated with a simple leaf pattern circling the lettering. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Front cover is clean and colors are bright. Mild abrasions on corners of boards. Spine rubbed. Front hinge cracked but contents tight. Hardbound. Good. James Lane Allen (1849-1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. Characteristic of the late-19th century local color era. Writers everywhere sought to capture the regional vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as 'Kentucky's first important novelist.' NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

THE middle of a fragrant afternoon of May in the green wilderness of Kentucky: the year 1795.




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